This practical guide to managing behaviour in Further and Adult Education is for all those training to teach in the sector. The third edition includes new chapters on 14-19 learners and behaviour theory and continues to offer practical ideas on how to manage and motivate students. It takes account of the variety of contexts in the sector and makes reference to important research findings and studies of learner behaviour. Based firmly on what teachers and students have to say about their experiences, it uses case studies, dialogue and journal extracts to explore key issues, and help teachers develop their practice.

The Rule Book

The Rule Book

The rule book
John Locke
John Locke1690

The Objectives of this Chapter

This chapter is about establishing rules for appropriate behaviour in order that learning may take place. It suggests ways in which appropriate behaviour can be agreed and monitored; and it examines some of the pitfalls which may follow from having too many rules or from enforcing them too rigidly.

Introduction: General Principles

It's impossible to talk to learner teachers about the management of learner behaviour without someone bringing up the issue of rules: what rules we should have in our classroom or our workshop, and how these should be enforced. And this is quite right; we do need to establish clear rules – what are now more commonly called parameters of acceptable behaviour – as ...

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